Moving Tebow to running back would be foolish #nyj Dan Leberfeld

ESPN’s Merrill Hoge thinks Tim Tebow should be moved from quarterback to running back.

“With Tim Tebow, I know they are going to pull out the Wildcat, but right now they need power football,” Hoge said. “Move him to running back, establish that . . . He is big and strong and powerful. His heart is a 10. I think he is a guy who is going to get some carries.”

That’s a bad idea.

First of all, he’s made good strides as a quarterback. When you look at him now, compared to his days at the University of Florida, he’s light years ahead of where he was in Gainesville.

With that being said, he still has a long way to go, and he knows that. Last off-season, he worked with former major league pitching coach Tom House, quarterback guru Noel Mazzone and of course Matt Cavanaugh. He spent long hours with these three gentlemen trying to improve as a quarterback. And he has.

Expect him to do that again next off-season, and continue to improve.

Hey, this might not work out well in the long run, but now, it’s too early to pull the plug.

And plus, he probably wouldn’t be a great running back. He runs well out of the Wildcat, but the spacing would be different for him at tailback. He wouldn’t have as much room to work with, which would be a problem because he’s not a speed merchant, and his hips are a little stiff. I don’t see him as a small space runner, and don’t think he would fit in well as an NFL tailback.

But as a Wildcat runner he’s terrific.

And as a quarterback, it’s too early to end the project.